Category: Capsule Wardrobes

Capsule wardrobes created by Alison Gary of Washington DC fashion blog, Wardrobe Oxygen.  Looking for inspiration on how to have more style with fewer items in your closet? You’ve come to the right place!  Capsule wardrobes for stay at home moms, business travel, telecommuniting, retirees, vacationers, and more.  Scroll through the archives to also find tips on how to extend your style, pare down your wardrobe without sacrificing your style, and how to look stylish on a budget.

Real-Life Capsule Wardrobe: Chico’s Travelers Collection [Sponsored]

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Thank you Chico's for agreeing to be part of this project. While this post is sponsored by Chico's, I had full creative and editorial control. Chico's Travelers Collection is a cult favorite, copied by many but never as good as the original. Wrinkle-resistant fabric that moves with you, doesn't cling, dresses up and down with ease, is seasonless and also machine washable; the Travelers Collection from Chico's is pretty perfect…

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How to tell the difference between t-shirts, how to find a refined t-shirt that can dress up and down, what is the fabric content and the best place to find them in regular and plus sizes.

Real Life Capsule Wardrobe: The Refined T-Shirt

Capsule Wardrobes Outfit Posts Spring

Not all t-shirts are created equal. There's the stiff square ones you get free for being part of a fun run, the lightweight v-necks you pick up at Target and wear with everything from sweatpants to ankle pants and a cardigan on Casual Friday, there's ones of silk and linen and those $200 ones that look an awful lot like the one you have from Target… and then there's the…

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Real Life Capsule Wardrobe: The Ivory Blazer

Capsule Wardrobes Outfit Posts Spring

White, ivory, cream… it doesn't matter which color you choose.  Having a light colored blazer in your closet is a game changer and a regular addition to the capsule wardrobes I create on Wardrobe Oxygen.  Unlike grey which reads corporate, navy which can be hard to match, and black which can often be too severe and hard to match, ivory is a winner.  It works as an accent, not needing…

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The Universal Standard Yarra Shrug sweater: three ways to style the cashmere one-shouldered sweater as seen on Wardrobe oxygen

Real Life Capsule Wardrobe: The Accent Piece

Capsule Wardrobes Outfit Posts Spring

Capsule wardrobes are often associated with minimalism, but that doesn't mean the pieces within the capsule need to have minimal style.  In fact, when your capsule wardrobe has unique details and accent pieces, it not only is more fun to wear, but more stylish and versatile.  In the real life capsule wardrobe I featured yesterday, the primary accent piece was the one-shouldered cashmere sweater from Universal Standard. black sweater |…

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Image is of a capsule wardrobe featuring seven pieces of clothing, three pairs of shoes, five accessories, and the ability to mix and match them into 18 or more different outfits.

Real Life Capsule Wardrobe

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I regularly write about capsule wardrobes and create capsule wardrobes for different situations, but I rarely walk the talk. I feature outfit posts, but rarely any cohesion from look to look. This post features a real life capsule wardrobe created from items currently residing in my closet.  Seven pieces of clothing, three pairs of shoes, five accessories to create 17 different looks for work, play, and beyond. Some of these…

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Capsule Wardrobe: Chic Week in a Carryon Suitcase

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A few of you have contacted me asking for suggestions on what to pack for a week-long vacation and how to fit it all in a carry-on. Most of you are looking to visit places that aren’t terribly hot or cold, so I made this capsule wardrobe for spring-like conditions. Below is a vacation capsule wardrobe for one week, one carryon suitcase. I am planning a 10-day trip to Copenhagen…

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capsule wardrobe for working from home or for stay at home moms

Capsule Wardrobe for the Work from Home Woman

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Whether you're working at home on the computer or chasing after little ones, this is a capsule wardrobe for you. I've been working from home for the past few months and this capsule wardrobe is based upon what I have been wearing and found the easiest, most stylish, and versatile for the occasions that come up when working from home. Comfortable, available at a variety of price points, and machine…

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Capsule Wardrobe: Low-Maintenance Office Style

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When you work a full-time job that doesn't pay you crazy bucks, your life is different from many of the fashion advice pieces in magazines and on the internet. Dry cleaning can be mad expensive. The idea of hand washing garments will cause such intense laughter tears will come to your eyes and you'll clutch your stomach. Ain't nobody got time for that. It sounds well and good to spend…

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